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right now at 11:00, a drive-by shooting and a mother and child were hit. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. menlo park police are investigating that shooting that injured a mother and mer 2-year-old son right across the street from facebook headquarters. the people inside two cars got into a fight at a stoplight and shots were fired. kimberly terry is in east palo alto are where the victims fled.
>> diane, the shooting happened about 2 1/2 miles away from here but in an attempt to escape the gunfire, the driver of the car carrying the two victims came here to east pal totality toe and was able to get into the mcdonald's parking lot on university and bay. police say of the five people found inside the car here, two were shot. a 21-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son sitting on her lap when the incident occurred. both were hit in the legs and a bullet grazed the child's head. the two were taken to the hospital where they are in stable condition and expected to be okay. the shooting happened about 7:45 this evening at the intersection of bay front and willow in menlo park. >> there was an altercation here on willow road. and when they came up to the intersection, the passenger of the vehicle extended a weapon, we believe a handgun out of the vehicle and shot numerous times at the victim vehicle. those are the rounds that struck
the mother and child in the back seat. >> police say multiple shell casings were found at the scene. police are still investigating the cause of the shooting but say it may be gang related. the only description police have of the suspect vehicle is that it is a 2000 dark green four-door honda. there were two people inside, both hispanic males. so again, two victims in the shooting, one a 2-year-old with a graze wound to the head. both mother and child are expected to be fine. live in east palo alto kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> thank you for the update. the issue of gun violence was the focus of two events here today as mothers took to the streets to demand action and a gun buyback event netted hundreds of weapons. monte francis is in san francisco with more on the story for us. monty? >> well, good evening. organizers of this gun buyback event and also this is gun control march that happened today say both events were successful. they're also both a reflection
of what's happening across the nation. >> gun control now. >> as the group called one million moms for gun control marched at chrissy field today they joined others in at least a dozen other cities across the country. >> i think the recent tragedies in connecticut showed us that no one can stand on the sidelines anymore. this affects everybody. >> the group is calling for a ban on military style assault weapons and supports universal background checks. for some, the message is personal. >> remember that we're talking about, we're talking about people's children and my daughter and so many other children that have been killed. >> down the peninsula, people lined up by the hundreds to turn in their guns for cash. >> it was my grandmother's. she gave it to my father. he passed away. i cleaned out his house, and i have a little kid. and i don't want it in the house. >> handing out some of that cash
bay area congresswoman jackie speier who helped fund the buyback with some of her own campaign money. for her, the issue is also personal. she was wounded in a shooting that killed her boss, congressman leo ryan during the jonestown massacre in 1978. >> for every gun we take off the streets, that means one less gun that can get into the wrong hands and kill a child or kill an adult or maim someone. >> reporter: after the event, spire tweet this had photo of a military style weapon someone turned in, for $200 in cash. >> this one is 100 rounds. there's no purpose for this kind of a magazine in a civilized society. >> reporter: and jackie speier's office says today's gun buyback netted a total of 680 guns including 24 assault weapons and they handed out $63,500 in cash.
senator dianne feinstein says her assault weapons ban will be an uphill battle in congress and the group one million moms for gun control is hoping some public pressure will help get it passed. live in san francisco tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. there was a similar march across the country in washington, d.c. today. hundreds of people joined a silent march through the nation's capital. among those in attendance, 100 parents from newtown, connecticut. vice president joe biden is spearheading a public push for new laws that would strengthen background checks, limit high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. the nra has said it would fight the proposals insisting bans make no one safer. the senate is scheduled it begin hearings on the issue this coming wednesday. >> san jose may soon start handing out bonuses to keep cops on the force. city councilmen stan la card doe and pete constant are proposing the idea and they say with so
many cops leaving san jose, the city should consider giving officers 8% retention bonuses. >> it's critical for to us convey a strong message to all the rank and file we val i their hard work and serious risks they take and we're trying to do what we can within our means. we had to cut. now we think we have some money so let's do what we can to keep the wheels on. >> the idea comes with a price tag of $7.5 million. leaders of san jose's police officer's union say they aren't sure what to make of the proposal considering a couple of weeks ago, the mayor was considering more police layoffs and pay cuts. the union argues the place for pay discussions is at the bargaining table. a banner ad that fell from the sky knocked out power to an entire san francisco neighborhood today. the sign fell from a plane and ended up getting caught on power
lines near the. neighbors heard a loud explosion. >> i heard an extremely loud boom from outside. and all of a sudden, our entire power shutoff. i walked outside and i saw a supercut $8.99 haircut sale sign completely draped over our power lines. >> whoops. no one was hurt. the chp says a 19-year-old man was killed and several others hurt when an suv they were chasing crashed in the oakland hills overnight. the chase started in el cerrito at about 2:00 this morning. police asked for assistance from chp when they tried to stop a stolen suv. the suv was packed with eight people between the ages of 15 and 19 and the driver raced down i-0 and on to 580 before it crashed in the oakland hills in a tree. two people were ejected from the car. the man who died was from antioch and the driver fled the scene and still at large
tonight. two people were rescued from the bay this afternoon after a tugboat pushing a barch crashed into their sailboat and sank it. the crash happened around 3:00 just west of the golden gate bridge. two people were on the sailboat and both pulled to safety, one by the coast guard and another by the crew of a san francisco fire boat. one had to be treated for hypothermia. police are searching for two men and two women who broke into one home last week and they have strong evidence thanks to the homeowners. take a look an the surveillance video. mark rivetti told us he had installed the cameras after break in back in september. police say four people pulled into the drive way in the new car that had been stolen. two women check to see if anyone's home. police are hoping someone might recognize those two. .two men get out of the car, cover their faces and kick in the front door. they spend just 24 seconds in
the house. stole a ring and ran out when the alarm sounded. police told the homeowners that they think the same people are responsible for both break-ins back in september. they stole more than $25,000 in jewelry and electronics. a film based on the life of oskar grant won big at this year's sundance film festival. the movie "fruitvale" took home both the grand jury prize and the audience award tonight. while it's based on his life, it is fictional and doesn't probe deeply into his shooting or the afterma aftermath. he was killed four years ago. the film shows a day in the life of grant the day before the shooting abdraws on flashbacks to show his troubled past. and coming up next at 11:00, pay attention to your receipts. the change that kicksing into tomorrow that could cost you more the next time you choose credit over cash. >> and as you wake up tomorrow
morning, get ready for a chilly start to your sunday. 30s and 40s tomorrow morning with a chance of some showers. you can see those showers drawing closer to the bay area on the radar. how much of that will be in your sunday forecast? i'll have a look coming up. >> plus, what you need to know to avoid getting a parking ticket the next time you're in san francisco.
that amount depends on how much the business pays in processing fees but could be anywhere from 1.5 to 4%. experts say small retailers are more likely to pass on the fees to customers than big chains. any business planning to do so must post a sign at the register. it is now a crime to unlock cell phones. the federal law kicked in today. most cell phones can only be used with the carrier that sold the phone but many consumers like the option of using their phone on other networks. that's where unlocking comes in. consumers may receive warnings from their carriers if found unlocking their device. a petition to legalize unlocking phones is on the white house we the people website. people have till the end of february to gather 100,000 signatures to have that ruling readdressed. be warned, the grace period is over. starting tomorrow if you don't feed the parkingmeters on sundays in san francisco, you're going to get a ticket. they're not cheap and the
downtown core an expired ticket will cost you $72. in other parts of the city it's $62. the meters will be in force between noon and 6:00 on sundays. thousand of people showed up at san francisco's city hall to celebrate life today. the annual walk for life west coast rally started at civic center plaza and ended with marriage down market street. this past tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of the roe versus wade supreme court decision. many of those who participated in today's march rallied against that decision. the march didn't go without controversy. some mauler groups of counter protesters in support of a woman's right to choose demonstrated against that event. the statue of gandy near the ferry building has been vandalized commemorating the nonviolent life of gandy originally had him carrying a walking staff. that has been broken off. though he never visited the united states, there are numerous statues erected in his honor here and in countries around the world.
no word on when or if the statue will be repaired. downtown san jose was packed with who can fans tonight following the sharks first weekend home game since the lockout. >> score! >> it's a welcome change for owners of bars and restaurants in downtown san.jose who have seen business drop by as much as 50%. fans seem just as happy to see downtown thriving in teal and black again. >> it's great, you know? they're coming back. >> very happy they're back. it's a wonderful thing to come to san jose. great places to eat, good people. it's a lot of fun to go in there and watch a game. really fun. >> the sharks have been on fire since season started winning four straight games including today's against the colorado avalanche. tomorrow they take on vancouver at the shark tank. fans are already predicting the team will make it to the playoffs, something bar and restaurant owners would be thrilled about, as well. 49er fans are showing off their
team spirit all over the area. case in point, you may remember seeing this adorable newborn 49er fan. this is mckenna war del. the photo was taken a year ago by her grandfather, kenny. her parents and grandparents are big fans so fast forward one year and she's still a niner fan. here she is cheering on the san francisco 49ers in the championship game last weekend. here's a split screen showing her growing up. we can't wait to see her next year. we want to see your fan photos, as well. submit them at nbcbayarea.com. how adorable is that baby and the little toddler ready to go. what's going on? >> we're looking at temperatures, 49 degrees right now in san francisco and san mateo. a cool evening if you've been outside, we've got the wind going. temperatures in the low 40s. san jose 44 degrees. santa rosa 42. some locations in the north bay valleys probably will drop into the mid 30s by tomorrow morning.
wind speed still fairly blustery from 15 to 20 miles per hour. that's good news when it comes to air quality, stirring up all the pollution we've had around the bay area. so finally good to moderate air quality as we wrap up the weekend. but those chilly winds bringing some change down the coast. you can see on the radar just a lone shower here off bodega bay. more moisture coming down the coast is going to cross over our heads as we wake up till tomorrow morning. you can see how some of the rain has moved into sacramento and yes, snow, right now in the sierra. probably 2 to 4 inches around lake tahoe as the system moves on to northern nevada. there's not a lot of moisture to work with. this is a cold pattern for us. we get the systems that drop if out of the north. but it will toss a few showers possibly around mt. hamilton and around the coastal range into tonight and tomorrow morning. just like we saw today, mostly sunny skies. those winds will make things feel very cool out there tomorrow. highs only in the low to mid
50s. so the rainfall projections keep dialing back. it makes sense if a cold system out of the north, not a lot of moisture to work with. for the esarah, if you're heading up interstate 80 or highway 50 tomorrow, may see chain controls right around midday as the snow picks up around lunchtime. .tomorrow should see mid to upper 50s around the tri-valley. a little breezy at times, winds from 15 to 30 miles per hour. 54 in san francisco. the trend here in the seven-day forecast is the coolest day of the week is tomorrow, maybe monday. temperatures in the low to mid 50s. as we pass the middle part of the week, high pressure builds back in leading to a nice warmup. we'll see 60s and maybe even some low 70s for the second half of the week. as we approach next weekend, a little cooler but not as cool as the temperatures we'll see tomorrow. so the sunny skies monday afternoon all the way through super bowl sunday.
next weekend. >> all right. i'll take it, very nice. thank you, rob. let's check in with henry wofford of comcast sports net. a little basketball and football action going on? >> how about a little basketball and a whole lot of football. super bowl talk. we're just over a week away. we'll tell you how the 49ers plan to take their place in history. plus, the warriors were in milwaukee after dropping a game in chicago last night. we'll tell you if golden state was able to buck the losing trend. that's next in sports.
welcome back to nbc bay area. when the 49ers beat the chargers in super bowl xxx, no one thought the niners would have to wait 18 years before they returned to the super bowl. super bowl xlvii is just over a week away. the current 49ers are hoping this is the beginning of a new dynasty. >> majority of the time when you hear people talk about san francisco, only thing that comes to mind is ronnie lott, rice, joe montana. now we're trying to make you talk about patrick willis, smith, colin kaepernick, alex smith. we don't want to keep talking about them. they was the team back in the day but we're trying to be that team in this era now. >> we're counting down the days to the har-bowl when you want a story covered the right way, count on comcast sports net bay area to deliver.
live super bowl reports from new orleans begin tomorrow. we'll have the latest on the 49ers and the baltimore ravens. believe me, you don't want to miss it. over to basketball now. warriors monta ellis and the bucks, first quarter, harrison barnes says you want to mess with me? take that. hang time and throw it down right in front of your face. teammateses are saying wham, man, man. third quarter bucks come backfiring. brandon jennings hitting threes. here comes garret jack and all of a sudden, they're back in the game. game on the line for the bucks. they go to montae and he hits. oh, my goodness. it brings back memories. bucks get the win, 109-102. over to the ice now. avs and sharks, looking to stay undefeated on ice. first period brad stuart with the hit on gabriel landeskog. he would leave and return later.
ryan o'byrne goes after stuart. he would receive a game misconduct for instigating, power play. patrick marleau, seventh solo of the season. two minutes later, count it again. fourth straight two-goal game for him. first person to do that in 95 years. thomas greiss matched his first nhl career shutout. sharks win, 4-0. diane, something's going on. we're extremely lucky right now. seems like all of the bay area teams are doing extremely well. snoopy know, i don't want to jinx it. >> you can't jinx it. believe me, if anybody's going to jinx something, it's me. they're winning with me around. that's scary. >> excellent point, thank you. when we come back, we'll give you a sneak peek of a multimillion dollar light display about to make its debut on a bay area landmark. it's pretty cool.
over the next few weeks, the bay bridge will be taking on a new look. testing on the bay lights art installation began earlier this month. how fun is this? each night more lights appear in new and different designs as the artist uses software to manipulate almost two miles of lights. the lights illuminate the north side on the west span, and there are piece a fine art designed to celebrate the bay bridge's 75th anniversary. it's not just the golden gate bridge is 75. it's set to be on full display in march with the grand lighting on march 5th. the display is supposed to continue for about two years. so a non-profit has raised $6 million so far for the display. organizers say they have about $2 million to go.